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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Mar 2, 2014 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: THE Dark Star

i do admit to loving the 9/19/70 version, in fact, i listened to it shortly after reading your post, and remembered all over again why it is such a great version of dark star ... maybe i'll get the bug again and do a comp. of '70/'71 stars

i can't explain why i gravitate toward the 2/28 version so much, i don't even have a reason, it just kind of rose to the top over the years, although there are versions which have some seriously beautiful passages, even rivalling what i hear in 2/28; case in point is the 2/18/71 Cap. Theatre, the 2nd half after the wharf rat, but overall, hmm

or maybe, that just proves the exceeding greatness of dark star, its chameleon-like ability, its ability to change and morph into so many forms, depending on the listener, the time, the environment, etc.

the last time i played the GD for anyone other than family was a co-worker about 8 years ago, because i kept enthusing about 2/14/68, how could anyone not consider it some of the greatest music ever performed, blah blah blah; he listened and went back to his black sabbath; oh well, hence the eventual apocalypse

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Mar 2, 2014 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: THE Dark Star

Live Sabbath is pretty wonderful stuff.